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Silvio Cator

Full name: Silvio Paul Cator
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: October 9, 1900 in Cavaillon, Sud, Haiti
Died: July 22, 1952 in Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti
Country: HAI Haiti
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has won two Olympic medals. The last one (as of 2008) was won by Silvio Cator. After making his Olympic début in 1924, Cator became a Haitian sporting hero when he won a silver medal in the 1928 long jump. Just a few weeks later, Cator jumped into the record books, breaking Edward Hamm's World Record with a 7.937 m jump, making him the first man to break through the 26-foot barrier. Possibly, Cator was also the first man to jump further than 8 metres, although information regarding his 1929 jump of 8.04 metres is sparse, and his jump supposedly had too much back wind. Cator's 7.937 is still Haiti's national record, making it the longest standing national record in track and field. Cator, who also played for the Haitian national football team, has the Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince named after him.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.85 (1924); LJ – 7.93 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Men's High Jump Haiti HAI 15T
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Men's Long Jump Haiti HAI 12
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Long Jump Haiti HAI 2 Silver
1932 Summer 31 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Long Jump Haiti HAI 9

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Haiti Final Standings 15T 1.75
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Haiti Qualifying Round 15T 1.75
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Haiti Qualifying Round Group D 5T 1.75

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Haiti Final Standings 12 6.810
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Haiti Qualifying Round 12 6.810
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Haiti Qualifying Round Group D 3 6.810
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Haiti Final Round 2 7.58
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Haiti Final Round Round One NP foul
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Haiti Final Round Round Two 2 7.50
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Haiti Final Round Round Three 2 7.58
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Haiti Final Round Round Four 2 7.20
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Haiti Final Round Round Five 2 7.22
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Haiti Final Round Round Six NP foul
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Haiti Qualifying Round 2 QU 7.58
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Haiti Qualifying Round Group A 2 7.58
1932 Summer 31 Los Angeles Athletics Haiti Final Standings 9 5.93
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